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For example */5 * * * * is what ? Is there a reverse calculator?

I know that a cron job is set as :

minute hour dayOfMonth month dayOfWeek command

so............what is the /5 mean?


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up vote 8 down vote accepted

/X essentially means 'the ones evenly divisible by X'. So */5 minutes means 'every five minutes'. See the manpage for more info.

Also: I think the / syntax might be a vixiecron extension, so it might not be available if you're working on non-free unices.

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Thank you !!!!! – jini Jun 25 '10 at 14:30

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